To Our God


Did you know I’m in a band?

Well, really it’s just a duo.  And, to be fair, we don’t have any albums out, we’ve never released a song, we’ve never played a show (unless you count singing together in church, which I don’t).  But we do have an awesome name.

Criminals of Eden.

Do you love it?  I love it.  Criminals of Eden is my dear friend Brian Fraaza and me.  Honestly, we’re still searching for our exact fit, I think, because we’ve played some folksy stuff and some alternative stuff and some break up songs and one song for a man who committed suicide.  But the one thing we have consistently enjoyed doing is arranging and re-arranging worship songs – ones written by us and ones written by other people.

So today, I taught him a new song that I learned last week (it’s written by the people out at Bethel Church in Redding, CA), and as he often does, Fraaz re-arranged the chord structure and wrote a sweet guitar part and just made it way more interesting than it was before.  And we made a video.

Hope you enjoy!

Photo by Thomas Wrench.


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  • Reply Scott July 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Anna, I love the way you write. Looking forward to where Criminals of Eden go! ALSO, I like the name!

  • Reply Anna Joy July 23, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Scotty, you’re the best. Thank you!!

  • Reply Bill July 26, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Wow. *Love it!* Amazing that two folks and one guitar can communicate so much passion! Nice job…I’m inspired. :)

    • Reply Anna Joy August 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      Thank you, Bill! Glad to hear that.

  • Reply Sue September 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    You guys are amazing. I was at church last week for the first time and plan to come back. As a former worship leader I was so impressed with your whole team. Great musicians, voices and song choices.
    And the authenticity was obvious. Keep it real, God obviously has His hand on you all.

    • Reply Anna Joy September 11, 2012 at 2:50 am

      Sue, I’m so glad you’re enjoying the church. Thanks for the encouragement!

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